Golden State Warriors talisman Draymond Green made a fine return to action after missing the previous two matches. Green said that when you have a squad like GSW, you just enjoy coming to work everyday. The linchpin scored five points, eight rebounds, 13 assists and four blocked shots as Warriors defeated Miami Heat by 115-108 at home.
Green had missed the last two matches as he had entered the league’s health and safety protocols. The 31-year old is delighted to back in action.
“I’m just happy to be back man. I missed two games. Should have been three… And when you have a squad like this, you just enjoy coming to work every day. To not have that, it’s bothersome. So just happy to be back in front of these fans with my guys.”
In fact, Green, who is regarded as one of the best defenders in the league, had 10 assists to his name in the first half. Green feels he and Curry are the team’s playmakers.
“I think I’m the leading playmaker for this team or Steph Curry makes all the plays for everybody. But as far as getting the guys involved, moving the ball around, that’s my role on this team and also making sure Steph is getting the ball. That first Denver game that I missed, I saw a lack of that. Against Utah, it was great. I think we had 39 assists. The ball was humming. But that’s who I am. I move the ball. I try to get guys involved. Guys were hitting shots tonight and it was working.”
Meanwhile, Jordan Poole top-scored for Golden State Warriors as he scored 32 points to take his team to a win. Furthermore, Klay Thompson is also expected to return to team in the match against Cleveland Cavaliers. Thus, it will be potent team for GSW who are at the top of the Western Conference standings with 29-7 record.
“That’s the thing around here. The depth that we have man, some guys are not going to play. We’ve been kind of reeling with that these last few days. It’s getting closer. These rotations are about to change. We have guys who have contributed all year, that’s probably going to be out of the lineup. You hate to see it happen to guys, but, yeah, it’s a beautiful problem to have. Klay is definitely really close. We’re all excited about it. He’s excited. You see his energy coming through here daily. He is humming. We are excited to get him back in. We’re going to be a force to be reckon with.”
Golden State Warriors will next lock horns Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday.